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How to Add Filters to Video [PC & Mobile]

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One primary purpose of a video filter is to achieve various special effects of video or images which can help you enhance your photos or movie. A filter can also completely change your mood and look to match your creative ideas, but many people do not know how to put a filter on a video. On the other hand, many uses find suffocated and lighthouses that only serve basic editing functionalities like pre-defined filters, video streaming, etc. Instagram is a perfect example of search and apps provided you are perfect in editing videos using Instagram filters without posting them online.

For many video lovers, adding a video filter helps enhance your movie. But it seems many do not know how to put a filter on video, which is the primary purpose of this article. Applying a filter to your video can make your video go darker or brighter and even more impressive. More so, you can adjust the look of your video completely to match your imagination. This article will give you a step-by-step guide on adding filters to videos.

 Part 1 Add filter to video on PC

Here are two ways to add a filter on video:

● You can shoot a video with filter effect directly from a video camera filter which is quite expensive.

● Besides, you can also use a video editor with a built-in filter effect to enhance the cost-effective video performance.

However, an editor for a video filter is easier to get than buying a professional video camera filter, especially when you know video editing. There are many video filter editors on the Internet, but today we will discuss a fully functional video editing software known as a Filmora video editor. It is effortless for a beginner or semi-pro and works on (Windows or Mac) PC. With thousands of unique filters and effects, Filmora can be your one-stop-shop, an answer to how to add aesthetic filters to videos.

How to put a filter to a video in Filmora

Therefore, this section will guide you on adding a filter to a video using Filmora video editing software. Filmora allows you to add as many filter to your video as you want. There are three basic steps to add filter to a video:

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Step1 Go to Projects, Effect and Choose Filter

Open the Projects and go to the Effect tab, then choose the Filter you want to add and add it to your project.

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Step2 Select your Choice of Filter

Please hover your mouse over to the filter effects you want to use, you will see a plus icon at the middle-click on it, and then the Effect will get added to your Timeline.

Drag and drop the filter onto the video clip already on the Timeline so that the Effect can automatically apply to the whole video.

Step3 For Editing Portrait

Please note that if you are editing a portrait (9:16) filter in a 16:9 video clip, add a blue filter background to replace the black bars.

Step4 Save and Export Final Video

Once you finish adding filters, use the Export button to save the video by selecting the destination and share with your friends.

Finally, you know how to put a filter to a video with Filmora, an easy-to-do software.

 Part 2 Apps to put filters on video

How to add a filter to videos on iPhone

For those using iOS devices, you can easily add a red filter on videos with the built-in video editor known as iMovie. This video editing iOS app allows you to create movies in Hollywood style using free filters. Aside from adding filters to your video, this video editor also allows you to apply unique themes, sound effects, trailer template, apply background, customize the text to your video, and add sound effects.

More so, you can also add a filter to your video on iPhone without using any external application:

● You can select a filter and add it why you are recording your clip

● You can add a filter to an existing clip your video

● Select a filter before adding a video or photo from your library, webpage, or image.

Step1 Open the iMovie iOS app and click on a video clip in the Timeline to select
Step2 Click on the filter button and select a filter to preview it
Step3 Click on the outside filter to apply the filter. After done, export and save the filtered video on your iOS device and share it on social media.

How can you add a filter to video on Android

Kinemaster has proven to be the best app for Android users to put filters on videos with its turns of great video filters, loaded with powerful tools, and easy to use. Its store also provides music, font, transition, sticker, clips, graphics, and many video enhancers updated weekly. It also allows you to export in 4k 2160p video at 30fps and share it on social media applications like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Kinemaster can also be a boon for iOS device users to add beautiful filters for their videos to enhance video visibility. Therefore, it is both an Android and iOS video editor application.

How to add filters to videos in Kinemaster

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Step1 Download Kinemaster on your Android phone and open it.
Step2 Click on Media, open the folder, and select the video to import your video clip.
Step3 After that, click on layers and FX to choose the filter you want to use for the video. You can click on the get more option to download other special effects that you want.
Step4 Once you add your desired Effect or filter to the video, preview it and click on exports to save and share on social media platforms.

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